The “Overcome, Overjoyed” Review
Photo by Curtis Sabir Photography
By G. George
IVN Staff Writer
Los Angeles, CA– I had a chance to see the premier performance of ‘Overcome, Overjoyed” on Saturday, at the El Portal Theater in North Hollywood. The play was extraordinary in that it dealt with the complexity of many life dilemmas that’s very difficult to overcome successfully. The emotional, mental, and physical struggles were depicted in love loss, life loss, and freedom loss in numerous scenarios throughout the play. The father (Carlton Wilborn) had to deal with the loss of his wife, the children with the loss of their mother, and Charlia Boyer’s role dealing with the loss of her freedom with the fear and bondage of domestic abuse, etc. The play dealt with a myriad of heavy weight problems in such a way that allowed the viewer to digest them with faith, hope, and love. Moreover, the play was successful by turning the bitter into the sweet in the final equation. It was what I would call “theatrical therapy” that can bring inner healing to some deep seated emotions that need liberation. I believe that everyone can identify with some aspect of the plays’ performance in some way. It was like a mirror that allowed people to see themselves being portrayed by the actors from young to old.
The tempo of the play was upbeat with continuous action woven in with good music/singing, good dancing, and good acting that captivated the audience. “Overcome, Overjoyed” will touch you with joy, courage, and laughter that is informational, inspirational, and a grand celebration.
My favorite part of the performance was seeing the children do their breakout dance routine, while my most impactful moment was seeing the father reconnect with his children.
You will leave the production uplifted and encouraged to continue fighting the good fight of faith. It is certainly worth the time and investment going to see it; you will overcome with joy. Bravo! For more info go to: www. ChaRoProductions.com. Please see interviews with actors at garygtv1 on YouTube.